Some guy named Ricky Spicer, a former child star from the 1960s group Ponderosa Twins Plus One, is pretty pissed off at Kanye West for using his lyrics, apparently without permission, in ‘Bound 2′. You know what happens when you get mad at a rich person, right? You sue them!
Here’s the coverage from Digital Spy:
The 56-year-old says his lyrics were recorded when he was aged 12, after being discovered at a talent show in 1969.
Spicer has also sued West’s labels Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group.
“Mr Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice… is heard several times,” the suit states.
The lawsuit was filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (December 23). It also asks West to provide compensation to Spicer or cease and desist from using his voice on the track.
Kanye West and Universal Music Group have yet to speak about the story.
Oh God. Maybe he’s got a point and Kanye will have to pay for the rights, or maybe this will all come to nothing. Who can say? (Who cares enough to say?) Maybe I should sue Kanye and Kim for ruining my eyesight and giving me nightmares for life after seeing that video.